Ancient America is dedicated to the publication of original papers on the art and iconography of ancient Native American cultures of the Western Hemisphere, thus including North America, Mesoamerica, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Papers submitted will be judged on the basis of their quality as new contributions to the knowledge of those ancient American cultures. The scope of coverage does not exclude the treatment of later Native American cultures as they may help readers to understand the past.

When preparing manuscripts, authors should follow the "Editorial Policy, Information for Authors, and Style Guide for American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity," which appeared in the September 1992 issue (vol. 3, no. 3) of Latin American Antiquity. That information is also available through the internet at

Please submit manuscripts for consideration in English and in both paper and electronic formats (PC-compatible, CD-ROM, 3.5" diskette, or Zip disk) using 11-point type, double spacing, and one-inch margins. The printed version should include the original and three copies, including abstract, main text, illustrations (photographs, line drawings, maps, etc.), illustration captions (including the sources for each and every illustration), acknowledgements, notes, and list of references (including those serving as illustration sources). The editors will assume that all such sources cited appear in the list of references. If photographs are included, one set of originals should be sent, along with three photocopies. Please reduce oversize artwork to 8.5 by 11 inches or smaller. Authors are responsible for securing permissions to use material copyrighted by others.

Mail manuscripts or make editorial inquiries to the Center for Ancient American Studies, Post Office Box 220, Barnardsville, NC 28709 USA. In your correspondence, please include your name, address (both postal and e-mail), and telephone number.

The Center for Ancient American Studies reserves the right to reject articles submitted for publication. Each contribution will be reviewed by appropriate scholars, who will make recommendations to the editors concerning revision and acceptance or rejection. The editors also reserve the right to modify text and illustrations in the interests of accuracy, clarity, and space, and also the right to manipulate the size and arrangement of illustrations in keeping with format and layout, even to add elements that they judge desirable, or — in certain cases — to eliminate material which they consider unnecessary. Any and all such modifications made by the editors that go beyond the bounds of routine editing and styling will be subject to review by the author(s) before publication.